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papz 12-08-2011 06:24 AM

Humber making eye-catching plays
METAIRIE - Before the first defensive snap of a Monday Night Football game with the New York Giants on Nov. 28, New Orleans Saints linebacker Ramon Humber was as anonymous as any third-year NFL player could be.

Until that night, when the former North Dakota State standout got his first start in 11 games with the Saints, Humber was known more for his special teams contributions than for what he did on defense - and for being involved in one of the most famous plays in Super Bowl history.

Humber, who was with the Indianapolis Colts in 2009, was at the bottom of the pile fighting for the onside kick Saints coach Sean Payton called to start the second half of Super Bowl XLIV - which touched off a rally that led to their 31-17 victory.

After being released by the Colts early in the 2010 season, Humber wound up with the Saints when they were hit by injuries in the final month of the season. He played in three games, primarily on special teams.

But he was relatively unknown to most fans until defensive coordinator Gregg Williams opened the game against the Giants in a 3-4 alignment with Humber starting as an extra linebacker because Jonathan Vilma was still unavailable after arthroscopic knee surgery.

Humber showed up on the first play, sniffing out a stretch play for Giants running back Brandon Jacobs after tackle Kareem McKenzie pulled on the play to lead Jacobs into the hole.

But the 235-pound Humber pushed the 330-pound McKenzie out of the way and took the 6-foot-4, 264-pound Jacobs, a former Assumption High School star, down for a 1-yard loss to set the tone for a 49-24 win over the Giants.

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QBREES9 12-08-2011 08:31 AM

Papz great read.

Rugby Saint II 12-08-2011 04:48 PM

Hmmmmmm........we do seem to do well with retreads and other teams rejects.

Danno 12-08-2011 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II (Post 355066)
Hmmmmmm........we do seem to do well with retreads and other teams rejects.

It goes back to the front office (oxymoron?)

We identify players that fit our system well. They may have below average skill levels, but their skills they do have fit a position we need.

The exact opposite of that is the Eagles signing of Asomgua. They took the best cover CB in the NFL and put him in a system that doesn't play a lot of man to man.

homerj07 12-08-2011 09:08 PM

thanks papz

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